Financial Education Resources in Addison County

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, c/o Financial Futures Program

Resource for Adults 18 and older
Details
The Growing Money Program of CVOEO offers free financial education classes and individual financial coaching to residents of Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Three classes are offered on a repeating basis: "Spend Smart," "Keys to Credit," and "Creating a Financial Future." Classes address financial goal setting, expense tracking, budgeting, creating an emergency fund, building credit, avoiding predatory lenders, dealing with debt, building savings, first time investing, and more! We also offer the opportunity to view your credit report and score, access tools to increase your score, and to create easy, clear steps to improve your credit picture. All services through the program are free to low/moderate income Vermonters. Please call to set up an appointment and/or for a class schedule.
Contact
Libby Wentworth, 802-860-1417 ext. 114, growingmoney@cvoeo.org
255 So. Champlain St., Burlington, VT 05401 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 1603, Burlington 05402)

Credit Union of Vermont

Resource for Teens and Adults
Details
Individual money management counseling is offered to credit union members on such topics as budgeting and debt management. Employees also are available to present in area schools on financial management. Curriculum used includes the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program. Financial education services are free.
Contact
Brian Fogg, 802-773-0027, bfogg@cuvermont.com
6 South Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

National Bank of Middlebury

Resource for All Ages
Details
The bank offers financial literacy programs that include the FDIC MoneySmart Program, Teach Children to Save Day, and Get Smart About Credit program. Teachers may receive special accounting publications. Classroom presentations are provided on deposit accounts and credit history. Parent volunteers run a school house saving program. Programs for older adults include a secure shred day, fraud seminars and a monthly newsletter.
Contact
Grover Usilton, 802-388-4982, gusilton@nationalbankmiddlebury.com
P.O. Box 189, Middlebury, VT 05753

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Resource for Adults
Details
A home buyer education workshop helps prepare participants to purchase a home. Topics covered include budgeting and credit, assessing your readiness to buy and getting a mortgage loan. Cost is $50 per person or $60 per household.
Contact
Kim Bina, 802-438-2303, ext. 216, kbina@nwwvt.org
110 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777

New England Federal Credit Union

Resource for Teens and Adults
Details
Financial education information and classes are available online that cover a full range of personal financial issues. View articles, videos, audio/radio podcasts, take online classes, use interactive calculators, and learn about available traditional classroom-oriented seminars.
Contact
Susan Zahn, 802-879-8765, zahn@nefcu.com
141 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT 05495

VSECU

Resource for K-12 and Adults
Details
Services are offered to residents of Addison county through the Montpelier office. Free workshops and seminars are available statewide on a range of financial topics including budgeting, debt management, credit cards, credit reports and scores, and home-buying. Guest speakers also are available for groups and schools. Web-based financial literacy programs for elementary, middle and high school youth are available through the credit union web site.
Contact
(802) 371-5162
1 Bailey Avenue, Montpelier, VT 05602

Contact Us

Office of the State Treasurer
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Main Phone: (802) 828-2301
Toll Free: (800) 642-3191
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